If your iPhone is stuck on “Do Not Disturb” mode or constantly switching into DND Mode, you can find below the steps to fix this problem.
iPhone Stuck on “Do Not Disturb”
When you enable “Do Not Disturb” mode on iPhone all Message and App Notifications will be silenced and all Incoming Calls will be automatically diverted to Voicemail.
Hence, the issue of an iPhone being stuck in “Do Not Disturb” Mode or constantly switching into “Do Not Disturb” Mode can make you miss important calls and messages.
Fortunately, this problem in most cases can be fixed by using troubleshooting steps as provided below.
1. Restart iPhone
The problem could simply be due to a stuck program or a minor glitch preventing your iPhone from coming out of DND mode.
Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down. On the next screen, use the Slider to power off iPhone.
After iPhone is completely powered OFF, wait for 30 seconds and press the Power button to Restart your device.
2. Disable Auto Driving Mode
The problem might be due to iPhone automatically switching into “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode, while you are travelling in a Bus, Train or Car as a passenger and not actually driving.
The solution for this issue is to set your device to Manually apply “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode.
Go to Settings > Focus > While Driving > On the next screen, select the Manually option.
This will After this, you will be required to manually enable DND While Driving Mode on your device, whenever you are driving.
3. Disable Auto-Sleep Schedule
Similarly, the problem might be due to your device being set to automatically switch to “Focus Mode”, as soon as your Sleep Schedule begins.
Open the Health App on your iPhone > switch to Browser tab and tap on Sleep.
On the Sleep screen, select Full Schedule & Options.
On the next screen, move the toggle next to Use Schedule for Sleep Focus to OFF position.
This will fix the problem of your iPhone switching in to “Do Not Disturb” mode due to a schedule sleep period.
4. Switch OFF Smart Activation
The problem might be due to your device being set to automatically switch into “Do Not Disturb” mode, based on your Location, App Usage and other conditions.
Go to Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > scroll down and tap on Smart Activation > On the next screen, move the toggle next to Smart Activation to OFF position.
Note: You can Delete the “Do Not Disturb” schedule, if you are no longer using it.
5. Install Updates
It is possible that the problem is due to your iPhone not being up-to-date with the latest iOS or Carrier updates.
Go to Settings > General > About.
On the next screen, select the Install option (If an iOS or Carrier Update is available).
6. Unlink Lock Screen from DND Mode on iPhone
Users have reported fixing the problem by unlinking Lock Screen linked to DND mode on iPhone.
Go to Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > scroll down and tap on the Minus (-) icon located next to the linked screen.
The other way of doing this is by tapping on the Edit option and unchecking the linked Lock screen on the next screen.
7. Reset All Settings
If the problem is still not fixed, follow the steps below to Reset All Settings on your iPhone to original Factory default settings.
Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > On the pop-up, select Reset All Settings option.
On the confirmation pop-up, tap on Reset to confirm and wait for iPhone to restart.
After iPhone restarts, it will remain on Apple Logo for a while, patiently wait for iPhone to complete the Reset process.